Details: Imperial LP-12345, stereo, black and gold label with red & white logo, states "Division of Liberty" on perimeter, year unknown (probably early to mid 1960s)
Condition: Vinyl Fair (many light scratches & scuffs, may not play through) & Jacket G- (spine is completely split, upper and lower seams beginning to split, general wear)
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
Sandy Nelson was the biggest -- and one of the few -- star drummers in the late 1950s and early 1960s era in which instrumental rock was at its peak. He landed two Top Ten hits, "Teen Beat" (1959) and "Let There Be Drums" (1961), which surrounded his Gene Krupa-inspired solos with cool, mean guitar licks that were forerunners of the surf sound. Nelson had only one other Top Forty hit, "Drums Are My Beat" (1962). He ground out a quick series of instrumental albums in the early 1960s -- eight within 18 months, as a matter of fact -- with several other top Hollywood rock and pop session musicians. Nelson was not that great a drummer, although he was good. His principal importance is that he found a place for drum rock solos in hit instrumental singles, and the more reckless elements of his style no doubt influenced other musicians, such as surf drummers and, later, Keith Moon.
The tracks are:
1. The Beat Goes On
2. Can't Get Enough Of You, Baby
3. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
4. Blue's Theme
5. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
6. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
7. Niki Hoeky
8. Western Union
9. El Greco
10. Back to the Beginning
11. Ruby Tuesday
12. Kansas City
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